The Roook!!!

Hello, it’s been a while. Allow me to get back in great style by showing this quite satisfactory game of chess that I played. Start with the best by test. e4 d5 exd5 Qxd5 Nf3 Qd8 Nc3 b6 d4 Bb7 Be3 e6 Bb5+ c6 Ba4 h6 O-O Nf6 Already here things start to get weird, […]

Attack the King Side? Close the center!

This week I’ve reached 2000 ELO rapid and 1900 ELO blitz on lichess, and I started playing many games I enjoyed more than usual. This was one of them. 1. Nf3 c5  2. d4 cxd4  3. Nxd4 Nc6  4. Nc3 Nf6  5. b3 e6  6. Bb2 Bb4  7. a3 Ba5  8. e3 O-O  Already, a […]

Python Collage and Contour

This set of Python programs is about creating a collage and then adding a contour to it. import numpy as np import matplotlib.pyplot as plt import matplotlib.image as im import random random.seed(123) l = [] a = list(range(1, 37)) random.shuffle(a) for i in a: if i == 35: continue image = im.imread(‘images/collagephoto{}.jpg’.format(i)) l.append(image) l1 = […]

Got A Match?

Another incredible Chick Corea piece is ‘Got a match?’, which he first played with the ‘Elektrik Band’. It was released in 1986, and it’s a very particular kind of shred, where Chick and his band ‘show off’ their technique. Its live versions are very nice, and the characteristics of these exhibitions are: they are usually […]

On the razor’s edge

This game was really strange. There have been various moments where I could have really taken the upper hand, but I missed many of them. So, I consider it instructive to show how a game could be improved. I played black, and as I usually do when e5 is played, I responded with c5, going […]

Natural Language Processing with Dante

In this period, I’m studying natural language processing and its applications. One of my favourite tricks is generating text which reminds someone’s style. For example, here I will show an AI (trained for 100 minutes and just two epochs) that has learned to fake Dante’s Divine Comedy. import tensorflow as tffrom tensorflow import kerasimport numpy […]

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